DELTA, JANUARY 27, 2017 – There are indications that the political cold war raging on between former Delta State governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and the incumbent Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has gotten to a crescendo as activist sympathetic to the seating chief executive of the state will soon stage a global protest involving indigenes of the state at home and diaspora demanding for money allegedly looted from the state coffers by Uduaghan.
Supporters of the former governor in the state has been on the defense brandishing the planned protest as political witch hunt just as an online reporter accused Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and his Principal Secretary, Hilary Ibegbulam, who according to the report doubles as his ‘Killer Squad’, have recruited and concluded all plans to sponsor a mass protest against his predecessor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, the immediate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay and former government officials who served under Uduaghan’s administration.
In a press statement released and signed by leader of the planned protest, Fejiro Oliver, “the demonstration which shall attract other hired protesters from outside the shores of Nigeria will be carried out in no distance time”.
“According to the statement, “Patriots, 3000 T-shirts have been printed abroad with banners designed in USA for the day. Yours faithfully and the Nigerian team have gotten hold of 2000 T-shirts already sent from abroad. Press Briefing will take place at Ladi kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja with live coverage by a National Television.
“The protest to EFCC and Aso Rock will also be covered and stream live to everyone across the globe. Five TV stations including two international media have agreed to broadcast the event to the world. Nigeria major Online News Websites are not left out. It’s a day for the media as we hold the first of its kind”.
“There will be simultaneous protests across US, UK, Spain and Switzerland. Deltans should brace up for the mother of all protests that will take place at EFCC Headquarters, Abuja, Aso Rock and APC Headquarters as well as Delta State Government House and streets in the state”.
“Deltans in Diaspora have bought their tickets to come home for the protest. Some Europeans and Americans who believe in our Anti-Corruption crusade are coming with them. There will also be protests to UK High Commission and American Embassy in Nigeria as well as Switzerland”, the statement concludes.
Another group ‘Delta State Political Forum’ In a press statement signed by its National Coordinator, Chief Odima Afam Chukwu, the Secretary-General, Chief Ororo Dave Ogheneovo and the Publicity Secretary, Comrade Odume Val Odume and made available to media men in Asaba condemned in its entirety the planned protest against the former Chief Executive Officer of the state.
However, Fejiro Oliver, the supposed leader of the protest has debunked the notion that the demonstration is a ploy by Governor Okowa to silent Uduaghan politically in the state over his senatorial ambition, according to Fejiro, the protest was planned over six months ago and is born out of the desire to serve justice to those who stole from the common wealth of the state.